Should government be stimulating start-ups? An assessment of the scope for public intervention in new venture formation

Atherton, Andrew (2006) Should government be stimulating start-ups? An assessment of the scope for public intervention in new venture formation. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 24 (1). pp. 21-36. ISSN 0263-774X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/c0436

Abstract

Although there is broad recognition amongst policymakers of the significance of new business start-ups to the economy, there is an ongoing debate in the research literature as to the feasibility and desirability of intervention at this stage of business development. Of particular concern is the extent to which government can target resources so that there is substantive additional impact arising from public intervention. Using the experiential ‘decision rules’ of private investors, the author develops a broad framework for assessing the future potential of new ventures. Implications are considered for intermediaries working with all types of new venture prospect.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Business start-ups, Government intervention
Subjects:L Social studies > L430 Public Policy
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:826
Deposited By: Jill Partridge
Deposited On:22 May 2007
Last Modified:16 Jul 2014 14:48

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